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Vol ume I. No.I. November issue. I980. Short News BRUCE ERIKS EN IS ELECTED ALDERMAN: Bruce Eriksen,a spokesperson for many downto'Wn eastside resi-dents ,was elected Alderman. He placed a high third with 41+,ooo votes,behind Harry Rankin and Mav Brown. Also , elected was Libby Davies . '•. fur COP'E parksboara . "Civic democracv . . We want to see Vancouv-er adopt the same r ul es for enumerat i on on voting day • . and the ward system .. " .. are Bruce Eriksens • first pr iorities . LIQUOR STORE CLOSING PETITION NEA<\S 4, 000: The petition f or closing the Main at Hastings liquor s t ore is near the 4 , ooo mark, due to the effor ts of volunteers . The liquor store is the ma in source of broken l i ves i n this area . No governing bodies with anv mor ality can justify keepi ng this particular liquor store open any longer . Native Child ·caravan A Success (Oct . 12th Arrival of Chil d Ca ravan •• Oct .I2th Independence Dav for Native people all acr oss North America): The Car negi e center is located on Main and Hastings . The Center urovides manv different Programs and events for the people in the area . On the morning of Oct . I2th,the ao0rs o~ the Center opened at IOa . m. as usual . People did thin",s as thev usuallv did on a Sundav- , plav pi ng pong , p0ol , volleyball amongst other thi nr.s . There we s a crew of people co0king in the 1d tchen , anC a Banner being hung up on the mainfloor. --"Oct . I2th Independence Day""For Those Unborn11 • There was talk going around the builaing that there was a Child Caravan com-ing todav,and that was ~-,1" .... v the crew in the kitchen was working so hara. There is to be a supper for the people who are in the caravan and also for those who support it. Around 5 oclock the Child Caravan arr ived at Carnegie . We all watched them come in . t,fe ·wer e watch - ing from the second floor pool room •. There seemed to be not enough room to lo0k. "Their all corning here?" , one person shouted. "This should be good 11 , said 2.nother . The women in t he ldtchen were almost read•r. People wandered in and around the building ..Elders and children were to sit in the theatre. Young people in the Caravan and +,he Center served the elc~ers and children first . The line of people see!!led like i t was never going to stop;but before we knew it we were cleaning up . \le could hear the drumming ana singing in the gvm. All evening, and on to the next day, pe0ple exchanged thoughts and ideas with each 0ther . It was good. . . . The Caravan was successful in many ways . • Grace !foCarthv said children will be return-ed , mavbe that means a few less persons down-to~m ... bv Joyce Bourassa Page2 Cops Concerned With Mental Health 11 1 just wanna go to mv room." he savs . He's late twenties, bv clothes a worker,some-s ·o it ' s walking up what drunk. Carrall St. from the ".Tust stay the fuck Barle;r<:orn. There's a down, 11 says one of the fire department rescue three . The photographer truck in front of sits on a bench facing Bronco ' s and it ' s Man the scene. Two other DO\m and bleeding . men sit close bv watch-On Welfare cheque ing . It's not clear, day in Vancouver much what transpires . The is spilt in the street; man rolls and moans on the wine, the beer dinn- the street, the three ers, and blood in pro- stand li~e thev~e wait-fusion . He was spelline ing for someone offs,tage, his name letter by lett- forgotten his lines. er like he had to think ''You didn't have to about each unit separat-kick him in the head , " lv. savs a man on the bench. It was the same old He looks late forties, a storv-, wasteland and premature head of white man vs.man, but the hair, the vears of hard photographer stopped work and worry etched in an.vwav. Photographing the lines of cheek and the results of violence eye. He is ignored . might prevent violence. One of the ambulance A very thin premise, attendants from down the but compelling . street walks up carrying So that and on. Imm- his first aid case . ediate vision up the "Rev, leave the guy street to Pigeon Park. alone ," he says. A fifty feet by fift)' Oh good, the photo-r:l. r'-(:t angle triangle, grapher thinks , compass -cl. J.,ned from the street ion . But something is a,c<' 1beautified ' . wrong. One of the three Red Brick ground gr abs the medic and they walk with raised tre8- jostle each other's upp-space round walls, half er bodies, then l a ugh . a dozen benches round The three were plainclo-no centre. A few 'gas- thes coppers ! lamp I st,rle standards Man on the street att -and the wire garba~e empts to sit up. P.C. cans . Alwavs overflow- 1, overwei1:,ht, with a ing, more cheap wine Pancho Villa moustache bottles per square vard 3nd two-tone baseball than the loc ~l liquor cap, grabs his hRir and store. Pigeon shit and twists man ' s face into torn newspapers, broken the cen.ent. branches and bi t.ter boa- "I told vou to stay ies, the usual sc9ne. the fuck down, goof ." he Th:-?.t niEht, a twist. savs. A r.ian lies, his back on Allri:·ht allrieht, I the pavement. Three !~now I,., laid, I only others stand in close, want to sit up," he ex-ed gy . 9lains. Ethyl's Outlet Judges avoid the issue;police claim impotence;the citv Cream - s up a 1 bottle C.riYe ' : liquor branch bosses Demanding closure of p la•r p . r.games; too man,•r the local government citizens manufacture liquorstore represents lame excuses. But Center another strong step patrons,ai~eC at the pro toward communi t•T control - bl er.is source and took by Carnegie Center direct action to prevent patr ons . further destruction of Carnegie volunteers our neighbourhood sparked a six- wee~, Its gross hvpocrisY petition drive that to keep a licuorstore signed up 4 ooo people locatec half - a - block who live , wo;k or travel frol"'.l a cor1munitv center t~U'our,h the area . They that is supposed to give all want 1 Ethvls ' Outlet residents a trne altern-rnovcd out of the nei,r:h- ative to Orowning them-borhood . Their succes 5 - selves in booz~. Claim-ful petition campaign 5.ng that this l0c!3.ti0n crvstalized a long - stanrl l?.'res it easier to con-- ing communi t,r- ·•ide tr,l about 350 hardcore concern and mav finallv alcorolics who ha~~ out p.;et results. rrounC Hastings and Hain 11Well don't . " ing blow' but adeouate 11 There 1 s three of you, unfer the circumstances . vou don•t have to hurt 11'\.'lhat are vou, 11 P.C . him," sav-s whitehair. 1 asked mangled , partly He is i gnored . manacled man , 11 somekind P .C. 2 has a Burt Rev-- of moron?" The medic nolds mustache and looks stepped forward and stood like a plaid shirt logg- on the man ' s arm. The er on the loose . He scene may have been imm-takes a measured two obi l e another quarter pace off the action and second as handcu~f -~ap whips out his radio - muffled earner? ~~r ..... 1,,er . static jangles the audi~ "I ' m a hm ~ n being , " ble communication which he said, no mealv - mouth . involves wanting a wagon . "You ' re a fuckim~ "Ah fuck , I'm going to idiot" said P .C. 3, whose miss work tomorrow, 11 says Mac Davis hair and dovm the man on the street parka f amily- man cover spitting pieces of it seemed to carry weight out. with his fe l low officers "You'll be out bv" who nodded in agreement quick watch check , ·11 i . 30 11 at his sage diagnoses . sa:vs P .C. L . "Jesus , there I s three P.C. 1 must have been of you ," said whitehair getting cramped, because who obviouslv didn ' t he took his knee off the count the medic as a man I s nee k and stood up. threat, 11 you don ' t have As he reached for his to hurt him. " handcuffs, s treetmouth nFuc k you , 11 p . C. 3 shifted , causing things explained , "if I wanted to happen fast now. to hurt him I ' fi br eak P.C. 1 grabbed man ' s his ribs , that ' s the left arm twisting_ up his usua l procedure . 11 back whi l e again testing The photographer had the breaking strength of moved to sit by whitehair . his hai r. The wagon rolled up . !1ang-P . C. 2 grabbed ~an •s led wa l ker was dragged by other arm , put a I80° his belt and arms to the twist on, then taking two wagon and pitched in fingers of man ' s hand in P. C. 1 picked up the . man ' s 7ach of his_attempted to cigarettes and put them introduce ri rht angl?s to tn his pocket . The pol ice their natural direction milled around the wag0n. Photographer was glad \/hiteha ir looked at t''.e he had~ fast lens, gett- photographer . There were ing _a tight, slightlv signs of tear gland activ-11ra1sing-.}he-flag-at-Iwr - i ty in his reddening eyes , Jima - t:vpe composition ~1i s voice waverchoked and wide open at a quarter he said, "they didn't have second . to hurt him, did they? 11 feeii~~ l;r~b~~~~s;;epped ~6-"'r in front of manglef1 man and delivered a short sharp shot upside his W'A1cff g~:~i1 ;;~~1~h~J1r0 ·::rie11 CHE CK '.JBV ma 1rn sense to the police,but it dumps nn intolerable burden on responsible residents, bL<.s inessmen , and transit riders. Anyone who i s serious about renewing the Dotmtown eastside a :1d eliminatin~ its 11SkidRoad" image must start bv shutting off one of the taps . Its not THE solution,but its the first logical step . Get rid of "Ethvl's Outlet" "':9 ca,,;-neg.ie can do an even better job,of servi~g the neigh - bour hood . Peavy drink-ers that now turn our front yard into a dis -gusting display of self-destruction will be Cis -persed . Our staff will be able to give thei r energv to those who wnnt by Jimmv Stewart to do something different with their lives. On Thanksgiving week-end, we proved it wor ks . 'Ethyls Outlet' was closed for two da,rs,and hundreds of "street-peoj:ile " s:>bered uu enough to use the.Center prope r ly. On Thanksgiv-ing Da 1r , we fed about 300 of these fol½:s along with over IOOO native people from all over B. C. Hho !"atr.ered heI·e to mark Indian Independence Day . Given a chance , some of these people might stay ' on the wagon ' , join a ctivities in the Centr e, aY1d change thei r destru ---ctive lifestvles if the 1_iq_uorstore \,,er crit s o convenient . by Jim HcDowell, carneEie director . Stan Persky Radical (The fo llowing is an interview with Stan Perskv,Vancouver book author and universitv r adical of the 6O ' s.) : o . vancouver prostitution A. Should prostitutes have democratic human r ights? •• I think they should. Q. D.'l.~.A . A.I've looked at all of tre charges made against DERA , usuallV bv politic-ians who want to stav in power,ninetv percent of the complaints are pure crap. q. Bruce Eriksen A. I'm writing election pr opaeanfa for Bruce 3rj_ksen ,so I ' m in favor of hin. He ' s the cities bargain basement cut rate unofficial alderman, isn ' t it time we made it official . Mv beef wi 11_ be heard if he's on cou~cil. Q.Carnegie Centre A .Absolutely blown of the court all the mvths that people 1.voulan I t use it,or take care of it . There will eve"tuallv be a graveyard shift at Carnegie , because the thines that happen in neighborhoods aon •t just happen between IO- IO. O.Postering A. 11This Poster Has The Right To J;:,,;ist". 0 .Pierre Trudeau(the F ermanent) A. I guess one of these da,Ts we 111 have a countr - v with0ut Pierre Trudeau . • Your Boo!.{:s read about all kines of subjects . I encourage other people to write these books. n . Native Child Caravan visiting Vancouver A.Things have not impr-oved. We went in I974 and were met bv the R. C.M. P. in Ottawa Q.The 6D's A. I was a child radical •• in the 8o •s I ' m a adult radical. We need to change the society. Q.Cold War II A.This is a dangerous period,vou can look around and see its a dangerous time . The danger means to me People have to be more alert ,and active . Q. Fascism A. Theirs a particular problem around democra-tic rights. It has to do about the r ights of all kinos of gr oups of people who are being ccallenged again . 0 . Election Civic Registration A. The present citv government should accep -t responsibilitv for getting people to vote . Q. Thir d World- South America A .Individuals can do lots of stuff,on every level . Everv individu-al can be part of some gr oup . It 's perfectly o.k. to participate in worlc struggles . The majori tv of the peooJ.e in the ~·lorld are united .• and someday we will realize it • .'L There neeils to be lots ~;D~:i~wn Sa.st coverage and lots of popular bo'llrn tbat ordinary peonle can .r... • T .ha,,en't sec,,n a major Page3 The Metros Every step vou face vour relating to people .• in this area . They r'.RVe experience relating to people--there much nore open. (people in ,ain- hastings a r ea) People who dream of getting out to the sub-burbs a.-,nt !mow what I they' re getting into. At least its not shelt-1 ered •• vou 've seen some-thing of the world. If V'0U can keep vour ideals intact,then theres nothi.ng wrong with signing anv contr -rct that comes vour wav. You lose vour grass-roots following ,when vou become popular. Each cit\, must have its mm grassroots foll -awing---fans ,J'ltusic ians , record pronoters .• Its up to the larger coMpan-ies to pie~ out bands who are good enoup;h to Dresent to the rest of the :forld . Its their business,its a business . Vou have to have the snaller bands to keep the big bnnds honest , or they crift off into the 3tratos:rhere . Ho band should be allowed to ge t big enouP,h to do •,rorld tours . Dave Mincey is a band nember of "THE METROS" a group of young p~opl; playing modern music . The following are his words on a variety of things : "D. O.A. is pr etty much a political band, were poli tica 1 in the way- we deal with issues. ~!ere not the kind of band that uses slogans . What is "White Riot"?(the s0ng by The Clash) •• •• Their poorly educated llnglish guvs who wanted to have some fun,we don't give them much more credit than that. We do politics on a more personal level .• the draft for instance . Were just speaking for ourselves,rather than a mass move ment . A lot of our songs deal with the relationship of people; the divorce rate high as it is;may as well admit it . Its hard to do any-thing about nuclear power when vour own relationsh - ips are unhappv. If people r ealized how rotten people are being to each other. It's just a matter of getting through a lot of stereo-types . Its not the fault of the fenales of this world. •• Double platinu~. Thev should be loo'{qd at three Its nothing very tines l=l. S criticalJ.v bu painful. t.)1e fans anC' their own record C'l"lpanies . All t hey- would reallv Hh1r els::? live if vou have to d ·.J i s the · can I t sav wl ... a t vnu •..rant Posses~ions we ··1ave ('She mes3age)to :is ma!1~" around us .• . ··gople as possible, The Indeptndent Guy because ·· ")u feel u·)u :iaveStereotype . Its all a s 1,ethi:1g to sa·' .. matter of misunderstand-Use tre record co!'l:')an- in--;s , and peo!) le !1'Jt will-i"!s t0 ··our rn·m advantage ing to give anvthing . .. !!ot hin"'s ever gonna P.11 the ' punks ' around --1 ange if vour denressir:~ with 11DISCO SUCY,.,3 11 buttons Ll::==;===;:=;;=:=:;=::=;:;=====1·a1·e just being total '1etwor1-c ful 7 P:·.s·r-.f, prog- f'vnocri tes-in that the ram on the chanr,es that original idea of the have taken place in down runk move,,ent was freed-- tmm east , as a result ~rn of expression. Its of the people who live not really anarch~r . It here organizing and doesnt ~atter if you can struggline •• Why not? "'orm with any status- quo . Page4 Japantown In Vancouver before til.e,war time,we did have Japantown •• next to China -town. But the war fixed that. The Chinatown is thriving but Japantown is just making a weak show of a return to Powell street. It will be nothing more than a commercial comeback. Never the residential return. The Powell Ground, the Oppenheimer park, used to be a plavground for the then Japanese community. We don't have Japanese community any-more. The Liberal gov-ernment at the time, finished the Japanese community good. I myself came back to the old Japanese community even though its not a Japan-ese community anymore. The reason I came back here is strictly for my personal convenience. Not because of my senti-mentality,to come back to see where I was before years ago. No,its simply because I \mow this area in Vancouver,and the rent is cheaper. And you could buy cheap clothes. The food could be cheap-er. That takes care of three essentials. Hell,its not a bad place to live. Not beca-use there are Japanese eateries,or Japanese groceries are here. Because I personally have nothing to do with so callea,returned Japan Town • . because I can't afford a Japanese rest-aurant meal;nor Japanese grocery food. Simply because I'm a fisherman,with very old boat and being old myself I have to accept the in-convenience and hardship, of living in the cheapest rooming area,with cheap food. Fortunately,I'm the one of very few anongst Japanese community . Most Japanese are quite well to do,which makes them to live and not come back to this Japantown. And this old time JaDan - tmm never will see· the old davs of Japan-ese town • • with Japanese clothing store •. drug store •• Japanese commun-i ty bath,Japanese NOHJVA which catered to the Japanese transient work - ers:loggers,miners, fishermen,and many others • • who would come to town occasionally-. Maybe these guys are wondering where the Carnegie Centei· benches a r e •• that were promised with the building b)' Cit\' social planning. There are only the expensive Japanese restaurants which cater to tourists from Japan, or business people from Japan. You rarely see so called Canadian Japanese. The Powell Street,or near vicinitv will never be the same. In a way I'm glad this chan~e came suddenly rather thar ~radua llv. It's just that that change came, and we accept it as a one of most natural thing .• and we could easilv adapt ourselves to that change and keep on going just drea~ing for the bigger change. Amen from an athe i st Archie Mviashita. CO-OP '1HPLOYMENT: ' Vancouver Temporary Emplovment Co- operative has become a new face in the heart of Gastown . . Located at 60 Alexan-der st. it has offices behind the DUGOUT Drop in center. Van Tee was opened for business in Julv. It has a L. E.A. P. grant to help it get started and is designed to find emplov - ment for the residents of eastside downtown Vancouver.., Being new the work situation is still slow;but should gather momentum in the coming months. At present they have concentrated on small jobs :'or the homemmer, small companies,and have a domestic service available •• open for Dispatch at 6a.m . ;open office from 6 mon-thµrs, frida:v- 6a.m . to noon . ' Tai Chi CANDIDATE SPEAYS FOR RASTSIDE MINI PARKS: BILL WONG,AGE·47iborn in the eastside,,ai-Chi MASTER,speaks on the oriental exercise and self defence svstem of Tai Chi: Eastside spokespers-on,Libbie Davies spoke on behalf of miniparks "It ' s a martial art. in a parks candidate Its martial art fighting meeting at Carnegie first. center,in November. I was one of Ravmond 11Wh,v is 1 t we have only Cheung's first studonts. one par~ in the down-It took me nine and a town eastside,in a half vears just to he a community of 7,000? 11 , teacher. she asked. "There are It definatelv imryro- manv vacant lots that ves circulation,bloorr, could be used for mini and vour flexibilitv .• , pa rks •• it can be onlv and vour speed is up to one lot or two lots big. par. The mini park is better Its art • • because .. • than nothing,even if it of dance moves. You is stuck in between two learn with a sword, knL"e warehouses •• mini parks .• All the forms are are part of prevention; named after animals. You thev provide people with become part of whatever alternatives . • motion your using •• its copied from animals . , . • • mini parks are only . .clouds-hand movements - significant when they you think of clouds . ha~e an impact on a The reason thev name neighborhood • • they are these after animals is best on the edge of the that you don't get a water • • we have absolut-violent nature,people . • . elv no access to the don ' t \mow what to do. waterfront .• the only The origin •• is dreams or place for social recre -wa tching the animals . ation was the beer He's(for old peo~le) parlor,up until Carnegie got to be interested· •• we had to fight tooth watching ana doing a;e and nail for six years two different thinfs . It for Carnegie .• " would be like learning to walk all over again. ..hands • • and PATIENCE. You show no violence, complete ca t'!jl1ess • • inter -nal training . PeOple w1::1nt to e:-:er-cise, ith interesting , entertaining. It relates to vour job,family,and ~,our own country . 11 (Bill Wong has taught a t the Y.M.C .A. a2~d Bri t.annia school, and the East Hastings Club) Ads are needed by this small,var iety, community newspaper . We deliver free to the downtown east area four thousand conies once each month.~ ads: 2X2 . 5=$IO • 3X5 =$20 • 5'.t:5 =$40 • phone: 665- 2220 . Page5 What's Happening At Carnegie Center? T-IO!!DAY: NATIVE INDIAN DR!nOONG 7:00- IO HANDBUILT CERAMICS 6:30-8:30 FILM-CROSSROADS OF CHANGE ,SOCIAL AWARENESS 5 '.vHIST-3rd floor 2- 4 TUESDAY: HODEL BUILDI!IG 2: 30-4: 30 QUEBEC FI LHS . free, 7 CABARET NITE(open mike) 7- IO BAKI!!G-cookies,muffins, cakes. IO-IIa ,m. NOON HOUR FITNESS (KAREii MOXF.AM)$40- 27 sessions. 12- I: 30 KARATE 6:30- 8:30 MUSIC IN ACTION-SENIORS LOUNGE 2- 3 ·./EDNESDAY: SINGING AtID PERFORMING 7-9 CA!!DLEMAKING, every 2nd wedn. 6:30-9:30 DRAWING 6:30- 9:30 BINGO(in theatre) 7-9: 30 GRADE 12 uPRGRADING I2: 30-3: 30 VOLLEY'BALL(in gym) 6: 30-9: 30 THURSDAY: WOODWOEKING( in basement) 7-9 NATIVE INDIAN FILMS. (free in lounge) I2 noon SING-A-LONG 7- 9 NOON HOUR FITNESS noon - I:30 3rd FLOOR ANIMATION ~II.MS,3rd floor.free . Special Events SENIO'i-5 DAHCE: Falling Leaves 4o+ dance, with Evan Ke~p and the Trail-riders $2 . Includes roast pork lunch (l-2p,n) TH!B.SDAV BACl'GROln!D~R Bverv Thursda"' at 4.30 Nov. 20: Behind the neHs Nov.27: Voyageur Space Probe Dec . 4: Lotomania Dec .11: Greater Vancou• ver Life Styles Dece,nber 10: Human Rights Day Carnegie Centre is eager to use our kitchen as a learning place. All meals ser ved are bv volunteer effort. An.v oile interested in learn-ing or teaching is urg,ed to attend.,. CHRIST'.!AS CRAFT FAIR December 13, l-9p.m. · December 14, l0-5p.m. Stained Glass , Sun.1-4 r u1lting, sun. 1-5 Cloisonne, Sun. 1- 4 Leatherwor~, Sun. 6-10 Model Building,TuP.sdav 2.30-430 Silkscreen , Tues . 6.30-8.30 Drawing, Wed . 6 . 30- 9 Candlemaking , Everv 2nd \/ednesda,, , Nov. 5,19etc 1-/oodwork, Thurs . 7- 9 Instruction for these fine courses is free . There is a small charge for some materials , for which credit is available. People on income assistance may be eligible for J.IHR subsidizat j_on. There is access to tool s out side schedul ed classes. FRIDAY: FRIDAY NITE FILMS free to members,others one dollar 3,matinee; ?,evenings SENIORS GYM OVER 40 free. 2nd flr . I:30-4 BADMINTON 6:30- 8:30 ahis week's contest i~ o count t he number of rrors in this paper. SATURDAY: CERAMICS •t-I THEATRE EVE!ITS(differ-ent age gr oups) sa turday nite BASKETBALL I:30- 5 YOGA CLASSES until nov.22 . 2- 4 Theatre event - 8p,m. / \ SUl!DAY: GAMF..S NITE(ping pong, table games etc . ) 7-IO PANCAKE BREAKFAST tickets are $I . OO I0:30- II:30 BAKIIIG(daily) IO- II VOLLEY'BALL 6: 30- 9: 30 SENIORS MEETINGS (when posted) 2p.m. SUNDAY DINNER (50¢ off,for cooking assistance) approx . 5.p . m. QUILTING I-5 STAINED GLASS I-4 CLOISONIIE I -4 LEATHER WORK 6- IO Sundays and Fridays , dinners at 4p.m., ½ price for people helping. Learn to make soup- Mon-days and Thursdays, lOaCT Hotplate course coming soon. Saturday Nov. 22 , FROST'>' MOU!ITAIN 3TREAH snING BAND - BLU">GRASC. in the theatre, 8p . m. Eastside Folkfair Guitar course: Startin~ Nov. 18, everv Tuesaav 3 . 30-4.30. No charge. F~te de la Ste. Catherine Hard i , le 25 Nov. 6h.30-10h. mets canadi~ns fran~ais - musique quebecoise -la tire d 'autrefois DEC 12 Trinidad J.!oonlighters Take a trip to the South with }!AVIS-dinner, dance 8pm Ill TEE WORKS - Bridge club - Janat,rial and Night-watchman courses - Rot plate cooking - ?;"a ti ve food-cooking course The Carnegie Center usr.ered in the autumn season by playing host t0 the first annual eastside folkfair . The folk trio "Caged Fish" starteO the pr o-ceedings on Satur day, Oct . 25,and were follow-ed by a well appr eciat-ed I r ish da01ce group. The evenings events were started off by the appearance of the well !mown Vancouver group "YO'-s1JHO ROSE PROHIBITlm" (Thelma Gibson)and her f ive piece band . In a ll, t he evening contained vari ed e lements of cultural expr ession .• If vou haypened to have missed the folk-fair,cable television channel IO will be showing it some t ime in tr.e fall . by Robert Turner. Page6 Books (No . 20 street car) As a younster in the late for ties,Rolf ¥.night frequently hopped the No . 20 street car in the east end , bound f or the neon l ights of down town Vancouver. The sight s and smells he encounter ed on this route seem a l mos t exotic at a distance of fourty year s . · Yet the period he writes of saw the development of the dontnwn Eastside we lmow now. Let' s catch the No . 20 trolley with Mr . Knight . The western terminus of the line was Victory Square in the heart of the l oggers distr ict. Here the camp recruiting agencies , the favour ite hotels and the stores catering to loggers were l ocated . Here in town loggers came from a bath and shave , and usually for _a drinking spree befor e signing on with another camp . Here ol d buddies wer e me t , l et ter s re ce i ved and written , and camp news exchanged, The t r olley moves eas t wa rd on Cordova , pas t t he termina l s of the C. P C. N. and t he Union Steam s hip docks , into l i tt l e Tokyo . Once t hi s was a well--- order ed areas of Japanese businesses--· book stor es, barbershopes r es t aurants , foodstores and of brilliant l y painted , spotl ess houses . Now,,,,; th the wa r ti:rie depor tation and impri -sonment of the Japanes e ~ost of these bui l di ngs' Monthly Meditation 11We want a peaceful way of life". -Sakokwenonkwa . "Nothing is ugly in its natura l state 11 • - Satchidananda. "A radical · conscious-ness, based on shared feelings and needs. 11 -Gertov . "Ya . Youd~ have to be friends . Va . Your making magic when you sing •• " - Graham Nash. are deser ted and beg i n-ning to deteriorate . It is 1949 , and onl y a few have begun to re -open their do~r s . The Powell St . Gr ounds , now Openheimer Par k , haven of baseball pl ay-er s and Sunday lounger s , comes into view. As Mr. Knight observes, the par k is a gather ing point for l abour mar ches . The histor y of working-cl ass struggl es i n Vancouver 1s almos t a part of i t' s dust . At Campbell Avenue·,the t r olley iine comes parallel with the har bou r . A bright , bustling flo - tilla of troller s and crab boats bobs on the water . Men swarm along this s tretch of shore line, between fish docks and canner ies , del iver ing catches and taking on ice. Now we pass the massive smokestacks and grim" 2 blocklong fac -ade of Rogers Sugar Refinerv. This stretch of waterfront is dotted with ancient bunkhouses --two stor ies high and I 20 feet l ong- occupied by retir ed bachelor loggers and miners . Known as 11 cooley cabins " they contain a dozen rooms on each floor, each with a bed,kitchen, a porch in front and wooeshed out back . Like their I980 equival ents , these rooms were dark and sparselv furnished , and their inhabitant s l ived mainlv on a mull-igan stew tr.e poor have alwavs eaten. Facts How much weight does a newbor n whale gain per day? About 200lbs . One millio~ dollars per minute is spent in this world on armaments . - U. N. figu r e . Ra t s consu~e as much as one- fifth of a 11 the wor ldS food crops . Paintings that were on Na tive Indian tipi ts represented dr eams. Couples ar; not allowed to hold hands in public in India . From this point on the no.20 line,buildinP. -s no longer predo~in-a te . We pass:the Tar Flats,an oilv,rubble-strewn wasteland along the waterfront;the ruin - sofa l0ng ebandoned shingle ~ill , its varcs choRed with sall'T\onberry bushes and mounds of rusted machinerv;the occasional small house ,,,1th its two- lot garden . This is the wonderland where I3 year old Rolf dug underground hideout -s , explo r ed a networlc of trails through over grown boneya r ds , anC walked the dangerous but irresistible log booms . At the foot of Co~m-ercial Drive,our trolley enters an ind~strial zone:tre black hulks of casting foundries,colos -sol grain silos,anc fish oil reduction plants flash by. Then , brims with humor and immecHacv . The second half of his book introduces a number of men and women ,,,ho, like hirn , grew up or worl"ed on the water-front. Interesting as these stories may be a s oral history,they seem a litt l e undigested . The narrative might have been better served bv incorporating thei r memor ies into his more panora,.,ic view. Pm-.rever this is a quibble. It is a deli r,ht to recover such a large measure of our his torv . AL<J'TG Tlill l!0.20 . LINE can be borrowed at the Carnegie r eeding r onm , 4ol Main st r eet. by,Ron Dutton at Victoria Drive,the small conmercial distri -ct of CeCar Cove appears . At its center is the Princeton Hotel , sole -Ji12 fl t It kt ho.flt 1' ,;:..- ~ ,1i ~ f. k§, ;;\J ;fj.f;.~j~ N. -it f..YJ;. M ~- ;, i:J 'el n %~ ,J,M .. *1>~f _f-, J.... % 1t it; , ®. i t -, ~ 13 fa~~ !if--f ~,f-) f~- * ~l'~ ~ 11 Pi! . ~~ i + .;t rm 't. j.Ll,_,$ $, if. ~ 4'f- ~~ beer parJor in Vancouver East , the meeting place of longshor emen , fisher -nen , grain hanr1lers and other water f r ont wor k-men . The t r ol ley now takes a shor t zig- zag just south of the freight er s anchored at Terminal Dock , anf comes to r est at its eastern terminus, Exhibition Par~. Our 7¢ ride in the vell ow wick-er seats of the no . 20 . line is at an end . ALOl;G THE NO. 20 LINE is a vivid evocation of the growth ancl change of Vancouvers 1-,aterfr..,nt c'uring the Forties . Mr . :ni ght has a fine ear and eye(and occasional nose)for the telling (etail ,an~ an obvious sy:npathv with the wavs these people made a hart life as livable as nossibJ.e. H:t.s account-ii 1i:-e any good yarn---1f t 1~-w.xi -1:i!!, :tJ:. ~5-00 f ~ i:ii. t :Jtll ml t i._ -t ;i::__ 4'1 i-t-t1*~T-Jrt 111- ~ i££ t~! ~ . /4!!...:/.JI:: [JllO-:ifl{. A® tt-1 . Blood Alley Drop In Were a Na ti ve couns-elling and Referr al Drop in center. On December t-------------ithe seventeenth we have our regular xmas party in the aft ernoon , a t the r'lroo in center. FOR NO REAE~N,ON PEl:DER STREET: On a sunday at two thirtv on pender street about twelve youths a ttac 1{ed five or six others in a car . Thev swung metal pipes atv each other , than ran dmm a a lle~' . ~.,-.ey were ignored bv the people on the street as they should of been , but should be talked with by the police and Chinese organizations. These "gaT!g~; " -;~:i:·e 'Tieaninr;:less. ·',,!-"'*****"" . :' ********* · Tee Uni t ed ~a t ive nations and U.N . N. Local 108 Xmas ga t her ing is at TIQQ Granville str eet -the Chateau Granvi l le a t seven o . m. on December the twelfth .• t he r eceot -ion is at eight . DiscO follows. It costs /122 . 50 per person for the membership . Phone 669-1+5I4 for mor e information Ue have the membership Children$ Xmas Par ty on Dec . I3.at St.James Church Gore at Col:'dova , and tl"' e partv starts 2p . m. Helen Pitt Gallery 163 Pender This used to be the student gallery for the Emil:, Carr College of art,moved to Granv1 11e Island .The gallery is no l onger recieving any funding . What the cura to -rs have decided to do, is to maintain this space wi th some areas being used for studio space,the main gall ery, continuing as a displ ay space . To be able to ao this we have to have a co-operative effort wit -h the a rtists. They •re renting the space for 50 doll ars a week ,pay-ing for all their pub-licity cos t s , and they•r - e taking care of the gallery in conjunction with the curators.We have volunteers who hel -p out,but the artists are expected to do a lot and we fee l that is a good learning experienc - e for the artists. Ex-citing and controvercia -1 stuff is encourage d, wi th young artists.We make the rent. THE TOY SHO':I THE TOY SHOW WE •Rr,: HAVING Could funtion as toys but are eleva t.ed to the level of art . At the 4 seasons it was bright and color ful .The ki ds Jiked his work.For the show a number of other artists are 0oing puppe ts~m.ade of wood . Anothe -r character little pianos and miniature cL::.irs end rocking chairs which have a human allegory to them There is also going to be some stuffed dolls, which people have made , These are people who are professional artist -s to some extent .These dolls tie in with the whole issue of crai'ts and arts.It's taking whatever is in here,and showing it as art,as this is as a art gallery. It will be very color-ful , I urge people t o br ing their cMldren I tf'inl{ chilrlren would .,..eall., enj;,y it . SHOWS Show-recent paibtings by Anthony Illiasov , 110V. I7 to 29th on I7th-8pm opening. Anthony Illiason,painte r "Man is great for one reason only, the power of his thinking mind. Art is the record of the thinking process of the art i st- a being who happens to think informs -his observations and speculat ions . PAT MCCARTHY Only one thing is certain the future will contain the ruins of the pr esent .The artis -t deals with his basic beliefs that the way of attrition is humanity 's greatest endeavor,invol-vingall resources.-using the sound relic of a vanished facet of tech-nology he depicts museum models of a fUture age. (Infor mation from Stan Leak-Helen Pitt Gallery Curator.) !~EXT l·WFTH Send in your letters on whatever;put vour name on what you write-we will publish s0me letters Send in some letters on i ndividual,social and rental or spiritual problems; our suecial 11Dear ,: 11 Coi.ur.m , might be able to handle it . Fave your name and address on letter , though it will not be used in tt1e paper- confidentiaJ.-i t,, assured. !10~.E N~T i10tTJT: an article on the St . Jaries Clothing Store,and their quilts and other ,,,or'rn of art . ( blockie the computer.) LONGA FARICE Oh love thou ask love of me coming from the heart that l oveth thee I hear thy call and lmow I have doubted thee and let mv little Cal -vary my soul appall . (poem by,Robert Reid , Victor,r Eouse) BuddySelfisli 11We play a lot of Elvi s . Were not a 'serious ' band, were an Elvis Presley fanclub. I 'm glad to see some attention to the east end;thev'v'e alwavs got the raw end of the stick . • without being overlv political or anything. One collar up is true rockabilly . Put your collar up,if vou have any inkling to be a rebel •• it sti l l bugs them . Not everv band is interes ted in smashing things • • most just want to reach an audience . Its now or never , some bands have been go i ng for three years .• they deserve some respect .• theres a genuine belief in what people are doing. Page7 # 1?~ 0n~ on the f irst and third Sundav at seven. At the Carnegie Center 401 Main s treet, on the third floor. local residents of downtown east are welcome especially. The world sucks. \·le · don't plav for critics,we play for peop l e . Eas t end bands ge t off vour ass,get it together. The worlds go ing to change as we ~ow it. Bruce Eriksen is appr oachable if vou r;ot anv beefs. Our band will pl ay for benefits. Perhaps vou can put it together so its coherent." IF YOUR INTC,:RESTED IN THE BUDDY SELFISH BA!ID PHONE BUD: -669-5008-The above was an interview with the lead singer of The Buddv Selfish Band , who lives in the area . get Into the ng mu,lc a,t i, nl !Wl llR lffil lilll lffll~il l ~ ill Colu..mbia St ~~~~~ TIT Carrall Street HI ,~!,STO\-lll. 669- 0533 v/ant something different-something special to give at Xmas. Try our Community 8pecial. Have a 4X5 picture taken and get ~our second copy free. Come in to BLOOD ALLE'I' Portraits I -5 p. m. Page8 B.C. Farntworkers NEXT MONTH: The first of small articles from the Cordova health clinic,on matters of health concerns to people of this area . (THE FOLLOWING IS A TALK BY SARWAJ1 BOAL 'IT~,Sl!'l,R "OF THE CANADIAN FARMI-IORJ'.ERS, OFFICES IN BURNABY, on conditions of B.C. farmworkers especially east indian people: Theres no such thing as minimum ware. Bill 36 has verv dangerous sections •• thev can take out all the protection. There's no Worlanen's compensation. The aver -age worker,if vou took it by the hour through the vear,would make a dollar per hour •• There's a three thousand dolla r house and a hundred yards awav there are workers hovels. People are picking ~ore than they are supposed to •• they use scales only for blue-berries .. thev don ' t use scales. The farmworkers are living in the horse -barns and haybarns. One place has eighteen -by- ten cubicles,and seventy to eighty people living in thi s place in fourteen cubicles . Ther es no running water . The kids are in the same place. All of them have no heating . The cooking facilities have only hot plates- two or thr ee hotpl ates f or t hirty peopl e . Theres one washing for every-bodv •• the washing is dirty •• It ' s all hand wash.ing on cement . There are some por table toilets •• but there so dir ty • . ther es no kleenex t i ssue often. The union wants that Day Care Center s should be· included in the Health and Safety Act. Three or four of the farmers coul d afford one . The big farmers could afford one just by themselves •• or grow-er ~ith chemical spraying •• they don ' t give any instructions to the per son spraying . They don't give a mask or gloves to wear . If some one is spraying,even if vou touch him you could develop a skin disease. It seeps into vour blood . . you wouldn ' t even 'mow it .• and it goes to the kids . Thev don ' t care even to put up a s i gn "Don ' t enter into this field " •• and the kids go to play • .• It effects kids mor e than ado.l ts . We ask that they should have some training pr ograms. There should be one per son trained for that job. Time should elapse before people go to work in that field . . . You can get skin cancer disease in the long run;it'll effect also vour thinlcing processes . You can inhale spray from a LOO yards . You get a dizziness,it affects your digestion. It can effect the work-ing process of vour brain- -its technical. Certain chemicals shouln ' t be spraved on the food,even if you wash it • . • . it effects the general pub~~· iabor contractor vans are overloaded . They have star ted to use some school buses because of union pr ess -ure . Most use vans and tber es j ust wooden bench - es , no safety belts, nothing . some are dr iving without a business license. If somebody eets hurt , they don ' t pay nothing . We had a accident the other cay , the driver was drunk, ano four women got hurt. The l abour contractor s take twenty to forty nercent of the wages . They onl y- pr ovi de crummy transpor tation. The contrac t or if he takes twentv peopl e to the field , makes a ' net nrofit ' of three hundred eollars. The union wants to eliminate this contract system. We . want the grower s to hir e people direct . The farmers pavi ng the contractor ~4.50 a l ready • • ,-,e want t his to go directly to the people . The people get up at four in the morning to prepare their lun7hes . If it starts raining after ten minutes in the field , the farmer sa'.'t 11go home",and thev 're pa id nothing for that dav . The whole aav is wa·s ted. The union would want four hour of pav for this 11natural cala"'l -ity",most other union jobs have this . The two communities , the Chinese and East Incian form the majority of workers . In the Okanagan its Anglophone. There are Gree~,Japane se all kinds of people, • • 1-fe want to or ganize the nurseries,mushroom farm-ers,its all AGRI-BUSINESS •• in the Okanagan they have to use public uti.lities,or pav t o go to motels to wash up, Theros no toilets. It's easy to see the reason for tension there . In the rain,the people have to eat outside in the rain ;no shelter,from rain,or scorching heat . The public should nressure the government :.write articles,send letters to the govarn-ment • • Join us in demon-s trations ;people should send us suggestions . They should make this more public. They also can send donations to 7707 sixth street , Burnabv , V3N 3MR. We need it all the time for leaflets for demonstrat-ions . We also have to pay the workers , to buy food . We have to support legal fights for wor ker s backwages . The union i s trying to change the WHOLE SET . Finallv , of the food prices,a very small portion goes to the workers . It doesn ' t even oo tb the small farmers. We are paving to the FOOD CHAI!I STORES . The wages ar e remaining the same , and the condit-i ons are getting worse every day, Remember that food· prices didn ' t go up in California after Cesar Chavez ' s union. And the farmer s didn ' t go broke . They are in fact ma king more money . They don ' t r un short of labour;the union supplies that , and they are working ver y har d. MORE NElCT MONTH: We need someone to do a monthly horoscope;pref-erably someone from the downtown eastside . We need someone to do an article on a monthly basis on nutri-tion. 665-2220. FIFTEEN STORV LUXURY HOTEL FOR GORE AND EAST HASTINGS: A proposal by Harrv Fan for a luxurv hotel and restaurant complex a t Gore and Hastings is not likelv to be built,but is an insult to the people of east Hastings . Harry Fan is a private developer who received the succes - sful bid on the Stratford Hot el after D. E. R. A. was blockee from getti ng the hotel . He also has a small reputation of not keep-ing up So~e of t~e ouildings he a lready owns . In a time when people are wanting decentraliation of neighborhoods,downtown eastside people are presented with a proposal like this •• REMEMBERANCE DAY AT VICTORY SQUARE: Many -people turned out on a sunny day for remember ing those who paid wi t h their l ife in two war s . A prayer by St.~rancis was read . . 'where ther e is discord let me sow peace 1 ••• People ' s co- oper ative Bookstore 353 West Pender Street V6B 1T3 685- 5836 The House That Jack Built-Mayor Jack Volrich & Vancouver Politics by Stan Pe~sky $3.95 Rankin ' s Law-Recollections of a Radical $7 . 95 by Harry Rankin Along The No . 20 Line-Reminiscenc7s of the Vancouve r waterfront by Rolf Knight $6 . 50 The Truth About Afghanistan . $1 . 50 Indians At Work-1858-1930 by Rolf Knight $6.50 Fighting For Labour - 4 decades of work in ~i~So This holiday season we are proud_to featu~e 6 silkscreen prints by Frank Charl i e of Tof i no . our Christmas catalogue available on request . 

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